The Populist Uprising Against Common Core Is Libertarian and It’s Winning | Reason

…. The populist uprising against the national education standards is a dramatic and recent phenomenon, given that almost no one had even heard of Common Core until just two years ago. The standards were developed in 2009 by education policy bureaucrats at the National Governors Association and the Council of Chief State School Officers. President Obama’s Department of Education took an immediate interest, and the federal government encouraged state governors and legislatures to sign on to the standards by bribing them with Race to the Top grant money. This led 45 state governments to commit to Common Core implementation, even though hardly anyone knew what that would cost (lots of money) or require (retraining teachers, purchasing new technology).

Since then, the American people have had ample time to learn about Common Core—and the more they hear, the less they like it.

Fierce opposition to the standards is remarkably nonpartisan. Both conservative grassroots organizations and teachers unions are urging state legislatures to resist Core implementation. Thousands of parents and teachers have shown up to town hall meetings to demand that their school boards don’t hand over curriculum sovereignty to regional or federal education authorities…

go here -> Common Core / Libertarian and It’s Winning – Reason.com.

Son, Will You Fire On American Citizens? | The Captain’s Journal

Interesting read.

Please click the link for an update on the Maryland gun restriction vs. veterans vs. business vs. hypocrite scum politician situation.

(By the way, LWRC makes one HELL of a piston-driven AR.  I have a couple, somewhere, if i recall. Just saying.  GE. )

David Codrea passes along a statement from LWRC International where they have told us that they will move their company out of Maryland if the proposed unconstitutional gun ban passes. I appreciate their patriotism, and I have already weighed in informing Beretta that they must move as well if they wish to survive as a company.

But there’s some fascinating movement in the proposed weapons ban in Maryland. I must quote at length.

“When hunters argued that Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley’s proposed assault-weapons ban would ruin their sport, state lawmakers were not moved. When devotees of the National Rifle Association cried that it would trample on their constitutional rights, lawmakers did not blink....  via The Captain’s Journal.

The CBO Just Rendered Its Verdict On The Cost Of Obamacare, And It Isn’t Pretty | Forbes

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) just rendered its latest opinion on the cost of Obamacare following the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold most of the law back in June.  The numbers aren’t pretty. Despite breathless media reports of additional “savings,” the government’s bean counters actually exposed several flaws in the law that will, in the long term, lead to higher costs and reduced access to insurance coverage. Continue reading

Concealed carry legislation introduced by Republican Senate leaders | Human Events

A bill to protect concealed carry permit holders, sponsored by Sen. John R. Thune (R-S.D.) and Sen. David B. Vitter (R-La.), has been introduced with strong Republican support in the Senate.  “I am pleased to introduce legislation that strikes a balance between states’ rights and individuals’ Second Amendment rights outlined by the Constitution,” Thune said.

The legislation, which has drawn initial support from 28 Republican senators, is called the Respecting States’ Rights and Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act, S. 2213…. see here Concealed carry legislation